RATTRAY, Robert Rose Gunn
(Service number 27368)
|First Rank||Lance Corporal||Last Rank|
|Date||7 September 1882||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs John RATTRAY (mother), Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||17th Reinforcements, J Company|
|Date||25 September 1916|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||13 November 1963||Age||81 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Lawn Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Robert Rose Gunn Rattray was the youngest of the four sons of John and Jane (née Gunn) Rattray. he was only eight months old when his father died. Two of his brothers also served in World War I - Alexander Rattray and James McHardy Rattray, and the fourth brother, David John Rattray, was called up in 1916..R. R. G. Rattray embarked at Liverpool for the return to New Zealand per the “Tahiti”. draft no. 204, carrying 950 soldiers, reached Port Chalmers on 12 January 1919.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 June 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [06 June 2019]; Waimate Lawn Cemetery headstone image; Timaru Herald, 8 January 1919 (Papers Past) [05 June 2019]
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